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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: Searching For A Sinecure

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..deeper than radio; better algorhythm than the spoofity app…
Can you imagine what it must’ve felt like to be Jimi Hendrix and know you are producing that sound from your fingertips? It must’ve felt like being a goddamn wizard or something!
…Well please press play and…as always…

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[illustration by Jerzy Zbijewski, for “The Life of Ants”, 1958]

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  • The Best Of Jill Hives – Guided By Voices
  • Introitus – DOM
  • What Child Is This? – Scott Weiland (written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865)
  • Cold Sore Superstars – Desert Sessions (ft. Nick Eldorado – vocals; Alain Johannes – saxophone; Samantha Maloney – drums & piano; Josh Homme – piano & bass; Brendon McNichol – guitar; Fred Drake – dums)
  • Machine Gun [Live at the Fillmore East, second show January 1, 1970] – Jimi Hendrix with the Band of Gypsys
  • Phoenix – Deuter
  • Audubon – Kemp & Eden (produced and featuring Sean Lennon)
  • Hell-On – Neko Case
  • Gumboots – Paul Simon
  • Will You Touch Me (1974 “A Story” version) – Yoko Ono
  • Powdered Wig Machine – Desert Sessions (ft. PJ Harvey – vocals; Josh Homme – vocals & guitar; David Catching – synthesizer; Troy Van Leeuwen – programming [Fun Machine]; Alain Johannes – programming [Fun Machine];  Dean Ween – guitar; Josh Freese – drums; Brian O’Connor – bass)
  • L’Ennui – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Pain In My Heart – The Rolling Stones (Allen Toussaint cover)
  • Baby Don’t You Love Me No More – Lead Belly
  • L.A Blue – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
  • I Always Get Lucky With You – Merle Haggard
  • It’s Gonna Be (Alright) – Ween
  • Absolutely Cuckoo – The Magnetic Fields
  • Coo Coo (live 1991?) – Townes Van Zandt (T. C. Ashley cover) 
  • Nothing I Can Do About It Now – Willie Nelson (written by Beth Nielsen Chapman)
  • A Perfect Miracle – Spiritualized
  • Have You Seen A Horizon Lately – Yoko Ono
 

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The Best Of Jill Hives – Guided By Voices (collage by Robert Pollard)

Introitus – DOM

What Child Is This? – Scott Weiland [photo by Jen Pottheiser, 2011]

Cold Sore Superstars – Desert Sessions (ft. Nick Eldorado – vocals; Alain Johannes – saxophone; Samantha Maloney – drums & piano; Josh Homme – piano & bass; Brendon McNichol – guitar; Fred Drake – dums)

Machine Gun [Live at the Fillmore East, second show January 1, 1970] – Jimi Hendrix with the Band of Gypsys [photo by Amalie R Rothschild]

Phoenix – Deuter

Audubon – Kemp & Eden (produced and featuring Sean Lennon)

Hell-On – Neko Case

Gumboots – Paul Simon

Will You Touch Me (1974 “A Story” version) – Yoko Ono

Powdered Wig Machine – Desert Sessions (ft. PJ Harvey – vocals; Josh Homme – vocals & guitar; David Catching – synthesizer; Troy Van Leeuwen – programming [Fun Machine]; Alain Johannes – programming [Fun Machine]; Dean Ween – guitar; Josh Freese – drums; Brian O’Connor – bass)

L’Ennui – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Pain In My Heart – The Rolling Stones (Allen Toussaint cover)

Baby Don’t You Love Me No More – Lead Belly [Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Martha Promise Ledbetter, Wilton, Conn., Feb. 1935.]

L.A Blue – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood

I Always Get Lucky With You – Merle Haggard [photo: Nashville, TN, 1981 by Norman Seeff]

It’s Gonna Be (Alright) – Ween

Absolutely Cuckoo – The Magnetic Fields

Coo Coo (live 1991) – Townes Van Zandt (T. C. Ashley cover) [photo by Jim Herrington]

Nothing I Can Do About It Now – Willie Nelson (written by Beth Nielsen Chapman)

A Perfect Miracle – Spiritualized

Have You Seen A Horizon Lately – Yoko Ono

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: Mélos ōidḗ

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..deeper than radio; better algorhythm than the spoofity app…

…please press play and…as always…

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[illustration by Peter Foldes, 1974.]

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__  _A.M.O.P. Presents: __Mélos ōidḗ

  • Bonbon Deux – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? – Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (written by Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter)
  • Like A Baby – Wanda Jackson ft. & produced by Jack White (written by Jesse Stone)
  • Memory Lane/Old Man’s Memories/It Was A Very Good Year/Growing Old Gracefully/Old Folks – Lou Rawls
  • Hold That Thought – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • So You Say You Lost Your Baby – Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers
  • Hanging Tree – Desert Sessions (ft. Vocals – Mark Lanegan; Bass, Vocals [Backgrounds] – Josh Homme; Drums – Samantha Maloney; Guitar [All], Chorus – Alain Johannes; Vocals [Background Verse] – Fred Drake)
  • Silvergun Superman – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Tongue Tied – Wanda Jackson (written by  Don Covay, John Berry)
  • Shakin’ – The Dandy Warhols
  • Rising – Yoko Ono (feat. DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid)
  • Snakeskin – Bullfrog Ft. Kid Koala
  • Two Trees – Between
  • Nothin’ (’70/’71 version) – Townes Van Zandt
  • Amethyst Realm – The Claypool Lennon Delirium (Les Claypool and Sean Lennon) 
  • Think I’m Gonna Feel Better – Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers
  • Pipedream Revisited Part I & Part II – Abacus
  • Fig in Leather – Devendra Banhart
  • I Love You – Dennis Wilson

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Bonbon Deux – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? – Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (written by Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter)

Like A Baby – Wanda Jackson ft. & produced by Jack White (written by Jesse Stone) [photo by Mark Seliger, 2011]

Memory Lane/Old Man’s Memories/It Was A Very Good Year/Growing Old Gracefully/Old Folks – Lou Rawls

Hold That Thought – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

So You Say You Lost Your Baby – Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers

Hanging Tree – Desert Sessions (ft. Vocals – Mark Lanegan; Bass, Vocals [Backgrounds] – Josh Homme; Drums – Samantha Maloney; Guitar [All], Chorus – Alain Johannes; Vocals [Background Verse] – Fred Drake)

Silvergun Superman – Stone Temple Pilots

Tongue Tied – Wanda Jackson (written by Don Covay, John Berry)

Shakin’ – The Dandy Warhols

Rising – Yoko Ono (feat. DJ Spooky) (Photo by Hiroyuki Ito)

Snakeskin – Bullfrog Ft. Kid Koala

Two Trees – Between

Nothin’ (’70/’71 version) – Townes Van Zandt

Amethyst Realm – The Claypool Lennon Delirium (Les Claypool and Sean Lennon)

Think I’m Gonna Feel Better – Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers

Pipedream Revisited Part I & Part II – Abacus

Fig in Leather – Devendra Banhart [photo by Billy Kidd, 2016]

I Love You – Dennis Wilson [photo by Dean O. Torrence ]

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: CORROSION BLOSSOMS

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Hello All! Hello World!

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…so please press play and…as always…

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__  _A.M.O.P. Presents: __Corrosion Blossoms

 
  • I’m Here For Your Daughter – Desert Sessions (ft. Josh Homme & Alain Johannes)
  • Blood And Rockets: Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons / Movement II, Too The Moon – The Claypool Lennon Delirium (Les Claypool and Sean Lennon) 
  • Velvet Revolution – Tori Amos
  • Rainy Day Woman #12&35 – Kočani Orkestar (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Ana No Duerme – Almendra
  • Candombe Del Olvido – Alfredo Zitarrosa
  • Son Of The Sun – Kraan
  • Geldenes Herz Menz – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Time – Dennis Wilson
  • Quiabo’s – Spectrum
  • Creosote – Desert Sessions (ft. Dean Ween: Guitar; Alain Johannes: Guitar; Josh Freese: Drums) 
  • Heela – John Parish and Polly Jean Harvey
  • Don’t Beat So on the Horses – Abacus
  • Hit Rock Bottom / You Come In Burned – The Dandy Warhols
  • Summer Turns To High – R.E.M.
  • Osmose I – Annexus Quam
  • Crawl Home – Desert Sessions (ft. Josh Homme,  PJ Harvey, Joey Castillo, Alain Johannes, Jeordie White aka Twiggy Ramirez)
  • Cerberus – Amon Düül II
  • Coffin Car / I’m Alive – Yoko Ono
  • I’ll Be Here in the Morning  (’69 version) – Townes Van Zandt

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I’m Here For Your Daughter – Desert Sessions (ft. Josh Homme & Alain Johannes)

Blood And Rockets: Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons / Movement II, Too The Moon – The Claypool Lennon Delirium (Les Claypool and Sean Lennon) [images by Rich Ragsdale]

Tori Amos by Mack

Velvet Revolution – Tori Amos [art by David Mack, 2007]

Rainy Day Woman #12&35 – Kočani Orkestar (Bob Dylan cover)

Ana No Duerme – Almendra [illustration by Claudia Prezioso]

Candombe Del Olvido – Alfredo Zitarrosa

Son Of The Sun – Kraan

Geldenes Herz Menz – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Time – Dennis Wilson [photo by Dean O. Torrence, Venice Beach circa early summer 1977]

Quiabo’s – Spectrum

Creosote – Desert Sessions (ft. Dean Ween: Guitar; Alain Johannes: Guitar; Josh Freese: Drums)

Heela – John Parish and Polly Jean Harvey [photo by  Maria Mochnacz]

Don’t Beat So on the Horses – Abacus

Hit Rock Bottom / You Come In Burned – The Dandy Warhols

Summer Turns To High – R.E.M.

Osmose I – Annexus Quam

Crawl Home – Desert Sessions (ft. Josh Homme, PJ Harvey, Joey Castillo, Alain Johannes, Jeordie White aka Twiggy Ramirez) [image by Valerie Phillips]

Amon Düül II

Cerberus – Amon Düül II

Coffin Car / I’m Alive – Yoko Ono [RIDING PIECE 1962/2008 created by Yoko Ono]

I’ll Be Here in the Morning (’69 version) – Townes Van Zandt

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: MINERAL PITCH

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Hello All! Hello World!

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…so please press play and…as always…

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[Illus. and design by Oskar Garvens, book cover, Germany, 1925]

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  • Dollar Bill Blues (’78 version) – Townes Van Zandt
  • Lady In Cement – Hugo Montenegro
  • Professional Widow – Tori Amos
  • La Façon Dont La Machine Vers l’Arrière – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Traummaschine – Ash Ra Tempel
  • Between My Head And The Sky – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (ft. Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Michael Leonhart, & Keigo Oyamada aka Cornelius)
  • Wasp In The Lotus / Dub In The Lo (Remixed by Zia McCabe and Jeremy Sherrer) – The Dandy Warhols
  • Echoes – Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers (arranged & conducted by Leon Russell)
  • Bismillahi ‘Rrahmani ‘Rrahim – Harold Budd (produced by Brian Eno; feat. Marion Brown)
  • Father Lucifer – Tori Amos

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Dollar Bill Blues (’78 version) – Townes Van Zandt

Lady In Cement – Hugo Montenegro

Professional Widow – Tori Amos

La Façon Dont La Machine Vers l’Arrière – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Traummaschine – Ash Ra Tempel

Between My Head And The Sky – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (ft. Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Michael Leonhart, & Keigo Oyamada aka Cornelius)

Wasp In The Lotus / Dub In The Lo (Remixed by Zia McCabe and Jeremy Sherrer) – The Dandy Warhols [poster by Josh Kemble, 2008]

Echoes – Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers (arranged & conducted by Leon Russell)

Bismillahi ‘Rrahmani ‘Rrahim – Harold Budd (produced by Brian Eno; feat. Marion Brown)

Father Lucifer – Tori Amos

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Hello All! Hello World!

Hope you dig it…

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[Clip #00888: Seemannsleben (original US title unidentified, Selig): tinted & faded (Nitrate film frame clippings from the Turconi Collection)]

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  • Sad Cinderella (’68 version) – Townes van Zandt
  • Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – Hugo Montenegro (the Beatles cover)
  • Rejoicing In The Hands – Devendra Banhart ft. Vashti Bunyan
  • Goodbye Sadness – Yoko Ono
  • All Along the Watchtower – Eliades Ochoa (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Like A Drug – Desert Sessions (ft. Josh Homme & Brant Bjork)
  • Life’s Greatest Fool – Gene Clark
  • Jean Genie – Scott Weiland w/ Camp Freddy: Dave Navarro – Guitar; Billy Morrison – Guitar; Steve Stevens – Guitar; Chris Chaney – Bass; Matt Sorum – Drums) (David Bowie cover)
  • Kraan Arabia – Kraan
  • Groove Is In The Heart – The Brian Jonestown Massacre ft.Tess Parks
  • Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? – Prince
  • Open Minds Now Closed – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Maniac – PJ Harvey
  • Early Bird – Tricky ft. Franky Riley aka Francesca Belmonte
  • I Have a Woman Inside My Soul – Yoko Ono
  • Don’t Let Me Down – Dillard & Clark (Gene Clark & Doug Dillard) (the Beatles cover)
  • Sad Cinderella (’72 version) – Townes van Zandt
  • A Supermarket in California – Allen Ginsberg 
 

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Sad Cinderella (’68 version) – Townes van Zandt [illustration by Paulette Poullet]

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – Hugo Montenegro (the Beatles cover)

Rejoicing In The Hands – Devendra Banhart ft. Vashti Bunyan

Goodbye Sadness – Yoko Ono

All Along the Watchtower – Eliades Ochoa (Bob Dylan cover)

Like A Drug – Desert Sessions (ft. Josh Homme & Brant Bjork)

Life’s Greatest Fool – Gene Clark

Jean Genie – Scott Weiland w/ Camp Freddy: Dave Navarro – Guitar; Billy Morrison – Guitar; Steve Stevens – Guitar; Chris Chaney – Bass; Matt Sorum – Drums) (David Bowie cover) [photo by Denise Truscello , 22 October, 2005]

Kraan Arabia – Kraan

Groove Is In The Heart – The Brian Jonestown Massacre ft. Tess Parks

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? – Prince

Open Minds Now Closed – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Maniac – PJ Harvey

Early Bird – Tricky ft. Franky Riley aka Francesca Belmonte

I Have a Woman Inside My Soul – Yoko Ono

Don’t Let Me Down – Dillard & Clark (Gene Clark & Doug Dillard) (the Beatles cover)

Sad Cinderella (’72 version) – Townes van Zandt

A Supermarket in California – Allen Ginsberg [illustration by Nathan Gelgud]

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS__(DOMINION) SWORDS, CUPS, AND OTHER ACCOUTERMENTS

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Hello All.

Welcome to the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape: (Dominion) Swords, Cups, and Other Accouterments. I must say this and the prior ([A Crush Of Curtains]:) have been my favorite mixtapes I’ve created in awhile, in terms of feeling like I achieved a mood and texture I envisioned at the get-go. I think it’s pretty clear at this point that I don’t often use the platform of this blog to make party-mixes, but more likely create MixTapes to listen to when alone, such as driving, walking, or when attempting some form of artistic expression. I listened to today’s mix while driving through a beautiful but torrential downpour and I found it to be a great compliment. I hope you dig it and find a use for it too.

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Also below you’ll find an updated list of things I read (or re-read) so far since January of this year, 2017. You’ll find the more recent things towards the bottom. These are works that I truly enjoyed and/or loved. I highly recommend them all!

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[original photo by Andrea Pun]

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(Dominion) Swords, Cups, and Other Accouterments
  • And Death Shall Have No Dominion / 5 Ghosts I – Dylan Thomas / Nine Inch Nails
  • Pitch To Voltage – Brian Eno & David Byrne
  • Take Me to the Land of Hell – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
  • Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – Sufjan Stevens
  • Hanging In The Wire – PJ Harvey
  • Everybody Is A Star – Sly & The Family Stone
  • Star – The Roots
  • The Magician – Graham Bond 
  • Profondo Rosso – M31 (Profondo Rosso 1975) – Goblin
  • Why Am I Waiting – Karen Elson
  • Star Of Wonder – Tori Amos (w/ the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, arrangements by John Philip Shenale) 
  • 21 Ghosts III – Nine Inch Nails
  • THIS ISN’T THE PLACE – Nine Inch Nails
  • I Came for Fire – Elvis Perkins
  • LAURA PALMER’S THEME (dream man sax mix) – David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti; mixed by TWIN PEAKS SOUNDTRACK DESIGN
  • Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away) – Bill Evans; ft. Percy Heath – Bass; Philly Joe Jones – Drums; Jim Hall – guitar; Freddie Hubbard – trumpet (written by Harry Barris)
  • Enchanted Sky Machines – Judee Sill
  • So I’m Growing Old On Magic Mountain – Father John Misty
  • Mourner’s Dance – Devendra Banhart
  • And So I Know – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Suite For A Foggy Day (In London Town) – David Bowie & Angelo Badalamenti (composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
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[And Death Shall Have No Dominion / 5 Ghosts I – Dylan Thomas / Nine Inch Nails (woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi; photography by Phillip Graybill and Rob Sheridan)]

[Pitch To Voltage – Brian Eno & David Byrne]

[Take Me to the Land of Hell – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band]

[Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – Sufjan Stevens (illustration by Barbara Ana Gomez)]

[Hanging In The Wire – PJ Harvey (photo by Cat Stevens)]

[Everybody Is A Star – Sly & The Family Stone]

[Star – The Roots]

[The Magician – Graham Bond ]

[Profondo Rosso–M31  – Goblin (from Dario Argento’s film “Profondo Rosso,” 1975)]

[Why Am I Waiting – Karen Elson (photo by Heidi Ross)]

[Star Of Wonder – Tori Amos; (w/ the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, arrangements by  John Philip Shenale)  (photo by Danielle Levitt)]

[21 Ghosts III – Nine Inch Nails (photography by Phillip Graybill and Rob Sheridan)]

[THIS ISN’T THE PLACE – Nine Inch Nails]

[I Came for Fire – Elvis Perkins]

[LAURA PALMER’S THEME (dream man sax mix) – David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti; mixed by TWIN PEAKS SOUNDTRACK DESIGN]

[Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away) – Bill Evans; ft. Percy Heath – Bass; Philly Joe Jones – Drums; Jim Hall – guitar; Freddie Hubbard – trumpet (written by Harry Barris)]

[Enchanted Sky Machines – Judee Sill]

[So I’m Growing Old On Magic Mountain – Father John Misty]

[Mourner’s Dance – Devendra Banhart (photo by Osk Studio)]

[And So I Know – Stone Temple Pilots]

[Suite For A Foggy Day (In London Town) – David Bowie & Angelo Badalamenti (composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin)]

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abraxas

Abraxas And The Earthman by Rick Veitch

cat

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

the-night-gardener

The Night Gardener by Terry Fan & Eric Fan.

Before Morning by Joyce Sidman

Before Morning by Joyce Sidman

NamelessTP-1

Nameless by Grant Morrison & Chris Burnham

We Stand on Guard by Brian K Vaughan Steve Skroce & Matt Hollingsworth

League-Vol-2

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2 by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill

Black Dossier

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill

loegv3centurybc-fc_sm_lg

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Volume III): Century by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill

nemo-covers-1000_lg

Nemo Trilogy: Heart of Ice; The Roses of Berlin; River of Ghosts by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

allkinds

All Kinds of Kisses by Heather Swain & Steven Henry

harbinger

Star Wars Vol. 4: Last Flight of the Harbinger (Star Wars (Marvel) by Jason Aaron

hansolo

Star Wars: Han Solo (Star Wars (Marvel) by Marjorie Liu & Mark Brooks

The White Cat and the Monk

The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán” by Jo Ellen Bogart & Sydney Smith

thoreau

Thoreau: A Sublime Life by A. Dan & Maximilien Le Roy

House_on_the_Borderland

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

neonomicon_

Neonomicon Paperback by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows

pinocchio

Pinocchio: The Origin Story by Alessandro Sanna

pablo

Pablo: Art Masters Series by Julie Birmant & Clement Oubrerie

bloody

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite / The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 2: Dallas by Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba

gus

Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar by Keith Richards & Theodora Richards

dc-the-new-frontier

DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke

Baudoin, Dali

Dalí: Art Masters Series by Edmond Baudoin

radiantchild

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

bruno

The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories by Bruno Schulz (Author), Celina Wieniewska (Translator).

dark disciple

Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden and Katie Lucas

Empire-1

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire, Vol. 1 – by John Ostrander, Randy Stradley, Haden Blackman, Alexander Freed, Luke Ross, Douglas Wheatley, Jim Hall, Chris Scalf

Empire-2

Star Wars Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 2 – by Randy Stradley, Dave Ross, Douglas Wheatley

Empire-3

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 3 – by Haden Blackman, Randy Stradley, Tim Siedell, Agustin Alessio, Gabriel Guzman, Douglas Wheatley, Stephen Thompson, Ivan Fernandez

rise of the sith

Star Wars Epic Collection: Rise of the Sith Vol. 1 – by Scott Allie, Mike Kennedy, Ryder Windham, Randy Stradley, Mahmud Asrar, Lucas Marangon, Ramon Bachs, Davide Fabbri

Ahsoka_novel_cover

Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

Leonora Carrington

The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington (published by Dorothy, a publishing project)

What Is a Witch book Text by Pam Grossman Images by Tin Can For

What Is A Witch by Pam Grossman and Tin Can Forest

Tom Waits

Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters by Paul Maher Jr. (Editor)

ariver1

A River by Marc Martin

alphabet in bloom

An Alphabet in Bloom by Nathalie Trovato

OONA &amp; BABA

Good Night, Beautiful Moon: An Oona and Baba Adventure (Puffin Rock)

jean-michel-basquiat

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me poem by Maya Angelou, illustrated by Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Shape of Things to Come

American Berserk: Bill Pullman’s Face, and American Pastoral: Sheryl Lee As Laura Palmer; 2 sections from The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice by Greil Marcus

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  • India – Roxy Music
  • 3 Legs (Thrillington version) – Percy “Thrills” Thrillington (Paul McCartney)
  • Higher – Rihanna
  • Cheshire Cat Cry – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
  • Wayward – Anon (aka Wynn)
  • It Is Obvious – Syd Barrett
  • 3 Legs – Paul & Linda McCartney
  • The Terror/You Are Alone/Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die – The Flaming Lips
  • The Best Is Yet To Come – Bob Dylan (composed by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh)
  • Let Me Be – Parliament
  • Steer Your Way – Leonard Cohen
  • Sister I Need Wine – Guided By Voices
  • Cool Papa Bell – Paul Simon
  • Fekete Beat – Sarolta Zalatnay
  • Big Black Monster – Scott Weiland
  • Star Dream Girl – David Lynch
  • Wampyr (finale) – Goblin
  • Beware Of Darkness – Leon Russell (George Harrison cover)
  • Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah) – Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
  • The Day I Tried To Live – Soundgarden 
  • Goodbye – Anon (aka Wynn)
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Hello All.

Welcome to Volume Twelve of the MixTape series: The Demise Of The Mask. –(Volume One here)__(Volume Two here)__(Volume Three here)__(Volume Four here)__(Volume Five here)__(Volume Six here)__(Volume Seven here)__(Volume Eight here)__(Volume Nine here)__(Volume Ten here)__(Volume Eleven here)-

I do hope you dig this here MixTape as it features some fine, fine music! There’s a couple of selections from the album Universe. Envisioned and created by an artist that alternately goes by the monikers Wynn, W.Y.N.N., and ANON, Universe is an assemblage of brief bursts, soundscapes, scrapes, sodden ambiance, demented little diddies, digital bumps, bedroom tapes, and soft moments of sweeping beauty. These fragmented tracks all seem to step on each-other’s toes as often as they rub elbows. You can catch Wynn playing live on Sat. June 3rd, 2017 around 9PM at the gallery/performance space Orgy Park:

Located in Bushwick Brooklyn between Wilson and Knickerbocker Ave
237 Jefferson Street 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11237
929 234 1277 (p)
orgypark(at)gmail.com
 Elsewhere on the mix there’s the incredibly funky “Cheshire Cat Cry” by then 80 year old Yoko Ono, featuring Lenny Kravitz and her fluid group Plastic Ono Band helmed by her supremely talented son Sean Lennon. “Cool Papa Bell” comes from Paul Simon‘s last record, the fantastic Stranger to Stranger released  a year ago in June of 2016. I highly recommend picking that one up! You’ll also hear  Leon Russell‘s re-imagining of the great George Harrison tune, “Beware of Darkness.” This version closes out Russell’s second solo album Leon Russell and the Shelter People, released in May of 1971. Along with Russell’s inventive, kinetic take there are Harrison’s incredible lyrics, like:
Watch out now, take care
Beware of soft shoe shufflers
Dancing down the sidewalks
As each unconscious sufferer
Wanders aimlessly
Beware of Maya
 and:
Watch out now, take care
Beware of greedy leaders
They take you where you should not go
While Weeping Atlas Cedars
They just want to grow, grow and grow
Beware of darkness

You’ll also hear two versions of the Paul McCartney diddy “3 Legs.” There’s the original from the 1971 Paul and Linda McCartney record Ram, and then there’s the orchestral Percy “Thrills” Thrillington version. Under this pseudonym, and alongside arranger Richard Anthony Hewson, McCartney served as producer for the record Thrillington, which is an instrumental cover version of the entire album of Ram recorded during the sessions for the album proper itself in 1971. It would be released with little notice 6 years later in 1977, but I think it’s a ton of fun! This mix has got “Fekete Beat” (Black Beat) which can be found on the compilation of Hungarian star Sarolta Zalatnay‘s finest work of the seventies, put out in 2007 by one of my favorite record labels, Finders Keepers and their US distribution arm, B-Music.

Featured here as well is a long, unnerving triptych by The Flaming Lips from their 2013 LP, The Terror. On this record the group strip their usual sound of vivid squiggles and leave it as something skeletal—shards of brittle metal made tactile with silver glitter and a patina of chemical compounds. Lead vocalist Wayne Coyne described the album’s general idea as thus:

“We want, or wanted, to believe that without love we would disappear, that love, somehow, would save us that, yeah, if we have love, give love and know love, we are truly alive and if there is no love, there would be no life. The Terror is, we know now, that even without love, life goes on… we just go on… there is no mercy killing.”

The group’s multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd explained its premise with:

““The terror is that internal feeling you get that you and everyone you love is going to die.””

Yes, this record is not a pleasant listen, yet I still think it’s an incredible piece of work. You can find the lyrics for the three The Terror selections below:

The Terror
However long they love you, we are all standing alone
The terror’s in our heads, they don’t control the controls
I turn to face the sun, we are still standing alone
At last we’ll stand by the terror, it helps us take the controls
We’ll save the last sunshine, the way I long to go
We’ll save the love, you’ll still love, we’re searching through the dark
We’ll save the last sunshine, the way I long to go
We’ll save the love, you’ll still love, we’re searching through the dark
We’ve all tried to come through
We’ve always tried to come through
We all stretched to come to this
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You Are Alone
Hold on, we long for the bell
Our time is showing our respect
Can I handle the decision needed?
And I have to lay on reality’s dream
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Just as I want your ecstasy appear
Just enough to make me wanna feel
Through the love we sacrifice now
It’s the only sound of your own fear
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
You’re not alone, you are alone
You’re not alone, you are alone
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
You’re not alone, you are alone
You’re not alone, you are alone
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
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Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
If you’ve ever really seen the sun rise
You will see how many times it tries
If you’ve ever really seen the sun set
You will see how long it takes to die
You can see the butterfly has landed
Landed on your prison plates, you’re out
You can feel it’s trouble making a teardrop
You will see how long it takes to fly
You can see the universe beginning
Making all the sun and the sky
You can see the universe is ending
Making love darker than the night
The penultimate song here on this MixTape is one that has long been one of my favorites by the band Soundgarden: “The Day I Tried to Live.” Recently departed frontman Chris Cornell (R.I.P.) has seemingly always been praised for his stunning vocals, however, I feel that he’s never received the deserved respect for his gifts with phrasing, melody, and poetic craft in terms of his lyrics. These are all on powerful display here on this song released in 1994 as the second single from the band’s fourth studio album, Superunknown. Just listen to the adroit manner in which he curves and pulls the song’s attention grabbing opening of:
I woke the same as any other day
except a voice was in my head.
It said, “Seize the day, pull the trigger,
drop the blade and watch the rolling heads.”

 This song to me (and so appropriately for a fourteen-year-old boy in NYC) has always seemed to be about someone struggling to overcome their anti-social behaviors and the perverse superiority complexes that blossom from them—perverse in that they stem from a territory of mental anguish and depression turned vicious even if withdrawn. It’s a belief that, no, you are not better than anyone, but yes, they are worse than you. (Now that I think of it, this might have been the predominant mood of adolescents in the early 90s, and of the culture that appealed to them, such as supposed Grunge music). The singer here summons the courage to “one more time” go out and “try to live,” even if that life requires him to “wallow[…] in the blood and mud with all the other pigs.” Yes, even if he detests the society he is attempting to join, one that leaves him declaring with a shout:

The day I tried to win
I dangled from the power lines
And let the martyrs stretch
 Even though it all seems so pointless and futile, because:
Words you say
Never seem to live up to the ones inside your head
The lives we make
Never seem to ever get us anywhere but dead
Yes, even though this attempt at life leads to an awful confrontation, a realization that he confesses with:
I learned that I was a liar…just like you…
 Yes, even despite all this the singer tries to live, because the alternative is always and only just a lonesome anguish with your own abysmal brain. Yes, even though at the end of the day he will fail “to live” and dismally wail:
I woke the same as any other day you know
I should have stayed in bed
Yet, you get the sense that the singer will try again tomorrow, that tomorrow it will again be:
One more time around
(Might do it)
One more time around
(I might make it)
This is truly a stunning song on a phenomenal album. The experimentation in musicality, narratives, and odd melodies featured throughout Superunknown are pushed even further on their next record, which has always been (unfashionably, I know) my favorite by them: Down on the Upside. If  down in my basement I can find my copy of both that and Cornell’s first solo studio album, the beautiful Euphoria Morning released in 1999, well then I’ll certainly be featuring them on future mixes in tribute of a talented, sensitive artist that succumbed way too young.
On a somewhat more silly yet no less earnest or appreciative note; at sixteen-years-old as soon as the thin whiskers on my face began to grow a bit thicker and dark I started to shape them with a razor into a disconnected mustache and a sloped tuft on the chin that ran tight along the jaw line, curving up to meet the sideburns. Essentially this is a scruffier version of what is known in Queens by the dysphemism of Puerto Rican Chin Strap. I have more or less sported this same look for roughly twenty years. I would guess that my adolescent friends assumed that this was a result of my admiration (infatuation, I’m sure they’d tease) for the actor Johnny Depp. When news broke of Cornell”s suicide on the morning of May 18, 2017, I suddenly recalled how as an awkward sixteen-year-old boy (as I’m now sure they all are) I really wanted to be sexy and cool (as I’m now sure they all do). From March to November of 1996 (I turned 16 in July) Soundgarden released three music videos to accompany songs used to promote the record Down on the Upside: “Pretty Noose;” “Burden in My Hand;” and “Blow Up the Outside World.”

I can now clearly remember seeing the pensive and handsome Chris Cornell (and his beard) in those videos and thinking something along the lines of, “now that is a cool American male, now that is a sexy American male,” with all the poetic sensitivity yet artistic power and artistic aggression that I believed went into that. Now it might seem trivial or even disrespectful to discuss facial-hair fashion choices in the context of someone’s tragic death, but I will forever be grateful to this wonderful artist whose presence helped a suffering young man feel a little confidant, a little sexy and a little cool.

Again, Chris Cornell thank you and may you rest in peace.
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__The Demise Of The Mask (Vol 12)__Vehicles of Conveyance___
  • India – Roxy Music
  • 3 Legs (Thrillington version) – Percy “Thrills” Thrillington (Paul McCartney)
  • Higher – Rihanna
  • Cheshire Cat Cry – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
  • Wayward – Anon (aka Wynn)
  • It Is Obvious – Syd Barrett
  • 3 Legs – Paul & Linda McCartney
  • The Terror/You Are Alone/Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die – The Flaming Lips
  • The Best Is Yet To Come – Bob Dylan (composed by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh)
  • Let Me Be – Parliament
  • Steer Your Way – Leonard Cohen
  • Sister I Need Wine – Guided By Voices
  • Cool Papa Bell – Paul Simon
  • Fekete Beat – Sarolta Zalatnay
  • Big Black Monster – Scott Weiland
  • Star Dream Girl – David Lynch
  • Wampyr (finale) – Goblin
  • Beware Of Darkness – Leon Russell
  • Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah) – Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
  • The Day I Tried To Live – Soundgarden 
  • Goodbye – Anon (aka Wynn)

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[India – Roxy Music]

[3 Legs (Thrillington version) – Percy “Thrills” Thrillington (Paul McCartney)]

[Higher – Rihanna]

[Cheshire Cat Cry – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band]

[Wayward – Anon (aka Wynn)]

[It Is Obvious – Syd Barrett (art by Storm Thorgerson)]

[3 Legs – Paul & Linda McCartney]

[The Terror/You Are Alone/Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die – The Flaming Lips (art by Steven Fiche)]

[The Best Is Yet To Come – Bob Dylan (composed by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh)]

[Let Me Be – Parliament]

[Steer Your Way – Leonard Cohen (art by Jenny Holzer)]

[Sister I Need Wine – Guided By Voices]

[Cool Papa Bell – Paul Simon]

[Fekete Beat – Sarolta Zalatnay]

[Big Black Monster – Scott Weiland (photo by Brie Childers, 2008)]

[Star Dream Girl – David Lynch]

[Wampyr (finale) – Goblin]

[Beware Of Darkness – Leon Russell]

[Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah) – Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra]

[The Day I Tried To Live – Soundgarden ]

[Goodbye – Anon (aka Wynn)]

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All the best to you and yours!—  –   ————-______-________ ->BOBBY CALERO[—+=-_________________If you dig the mix then please feel free to pass & post it along; if you dig an artist then please support them and go out and pick up some of their stuff. Oh, If you dig the blog overall there’s always the “FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL” button somewhere down at the bottom.

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